ESABAC LanguagesFebruary 3, 2022 2023-02-28 15:43
The curriculum of the Languages ‘Liceo’ features the study of three community languages – English, French and Spanish (the third language may be German instead) starting from the first year.
These are complemented, in a balanced manner, by the study of subjects taken from the historical, philosophical, mathematical and scientific sectors.
Two non-linguistic subjects are also taught in a foreign language during the five years of the curriculum. The students are taught the most important cultural aspects of the countries whose language they are learning, by exploring their literature, art and history.
Language enhancement is implemented through the activation of CLIL modules of one subject in the third year and of two in the fourth. This methodology consists in teaching a non-linguistic subject using a foreign language. At the end of the five years of Liceo, the students will have acquired such skills as to be able to communicate in the three European languages in many different social and professional contexts.
Compared to the traditional ‘Liceo Linguistico’, the EsaBacconsists in a curriculum based on a bilateral Italian-French agreement whereby students of the two partner nations can obtain the school-leaving diplomas of both states by passing a single exam.
In order to achieve the final goal of the EsaBac, the students attend two additional hours a week of French lessons within the first two-year period. Teaching these extra hours are native speakers and, starting in the third year, the students start studying French literature and history more in depth.. History, as a non-linguistic subject, is taught in French based on a specific program. At the end of the five years, in addition to the Italian State school-leaving exams, the students will sit a written exam in French history and an oral and written exam in French literature..
Activities and Projects
In addition to the traditional Languages curriculum, the EsaBac program offers students:
- the chance to participate, in their third year, in a linguistic internship in France that will supplement the traditional linguistic and cultural education with a School-Work Alternation project;
- the chance to carry out, after merit-based selection, an individual exchange experience within the framework of our partnership with the Lycée Victor Louis in Talence, near Bordeaux;
the chance of attending a DELF certification preparation course (starting from level B1).